Opinion - The Brit Award Predictions


The Brit Award Nominees have been announced and Susan Omand has a stab (she gets a bit stabby at the Brits anyway) at predicting the winners...

I know, I know but it matters to some people, it gives others something to whinge about to know who's up for an award and it gives everyone a chance to remember the notable award ceremony disasters - Mick Fleetwood and Sam Fox, Michael Jackson and Jarvis Cocker, The KLF and dead sheep? Or was that last one just my imagination?

For me, I usually get that slightly smug feeling of not knowing who the hell most of the bands and singers nominated even ARE. However, I do know a few of them this year, and wish I didn't know others, so I've had a look down the list below and picked the ones that, knowing the stats of the utterly screwy process of Brit voting, will probably win (disclaimer - these are not necessarily the ones I WANT to win). There are a couple of categories open to public vote too, Best British Artist Video and Best British Breakthrough Act, so all bets are off for them but I've made a choice anyway. Let me know if you disagree with any.

The full list of nominations for the Brit Awards 2015 with  The Omand Pick (TOP - see what I did there?) are:

British Male

British Male Solo Artist: TOP - Calvin Harris (because the world loves Taylor Swift)

Aphex Twin

Calvin Harris

James Bay

Jamie XX

Mark Ronson

British Female Solo Artist: TOP - Adele (obvs)


Amy Winehouse

Florence and Machine

Jess Glynne

Laura Marling

British Group: TOP - 1D (but only because they are splitting up YAY!)





Years & Years

British Breakthrough Act: TOP  - Years & Years (yes this is a public vote so I've gone for the one I've kinda heard stuff from)

Catfish and Bottlemen

James Bay

Jess Glynne

Wolf Alice

Years & Years


British Single: TOP - Adele (again)

Adele - Hello

Calvin Harris and Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love

Ed Sheeran + Rudimental - Bloodstream

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

James Bay - Hold Back The River

Jess Glynne - Hold My Hand

Little Mix - Black Magic

Olly Murs/Demi Lovato - Up

Phillip George - Wish You Were Mine

Years & Years - King

Mastercard British Album of Year: TOP - Adele (again again)

Adele - 25

Coldplay - A Head Full of Dreams

Florence + The Machine - How Big How Blue How Beautiful

James Bay - Chaos and Calm

Jamie xx - In Colour

British Producer of Year: TOP - Charlie Andrew (tbh I've only heard of Mark Ronson so it won't be him)

Charlie Andrew

Mark Ronson

Mike Crossey

Tom Dalgety

British Video of the Year: TOP - 1D (remember it's a public vote and there's a LOT of bereft teenagers at the news of them splitting up)

Adele - Hello

Calvin Harris and Disciples - How Deep Is Your Love

Ed Sheeran - Photograph

Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do

Jessie J - Flashlight

Little Mix - Black Magic

Naughty Boy ft Beyonce - Runnin’

1D - Drag Me Down

Sam Smith - Writing’s On The Wall

Years & Years - King

International Male

International Male Solo Artist: TOP - The Weeknd (because Bieber is still not cool no matter what anyone says)


Father John Misty

Justin Bieber

Kendrick Lamar

The Weeknd

International Female Solo Artist: TOP - Meghan Trainor  (why is Bjork ALWAYS on this list? When did she actually release anything new?)

Ariana Grande


Courtney Barnett

Lana Del Rey

Meghan Trainor

International Group: TOP - Eagles of Death Metal (See Bjork statement above and substitute in U2 for this category)

Alabama Shakes

Eagles of Death Metal

Major Lazer

Tame Impala


Now, can we get back to some semi decent popular beat combo music please?

Images - Brit Awards Website

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